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CKD Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors

Saturday, April 17, 2021
11:30am - 12:30pm

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

The management of patients with suspected chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves numerous clinical decisions beginning with considerations for screening and extending through optimal treatment. This activity explores many of these clinical questions encountered by primary care clinicians, with discussion about 2020 guidelines issued by Kidney Disease – Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the risks and consequences of chronic kidney disease
  • Screen appropriately for the presence of CKD in patients at high risk
  • Describe the safety and efficacy of SGLT2 inhibitors on renal outcomes inpatients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Initiate evidence-based therapy for lowering blood glucose in patients with established kidney disease as recommended in updated guidelines.

FACULTY

Stephen A. Brunton, MD, FAAFP
Adjunct Associate Professor
Touro University California
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA

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DISCLOSURE

Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP, has disclosed that he is on the advisory board for Abbott Diabetes, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi and Xeris Pharmaceuticals; as well as on the speakers bureau for Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi.

Kim Zuber, PA-C, disclosed no relevant financial relationship or interest with a proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services.

Gregory Scott, PharmD, RPh, Editorial Support, and Michael Hanak, MD, Reviewer, disclosed no relevant financial relationship or interest with a proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services.

|All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

This CME activity includes discussion about uses of medications outside of their approved labeling.

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